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Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 067v

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Miniature, half-page:
1) Magi: Adoration -- Beneath rays issuing from Star of Bethlehem, Virgin Mary, veiled, seated on draped mattress, supporting on her lap nude Christ Child, both with nimbi as rays, His left leg touched by eldest Magus, wearing ermine-trimmed garment, kneeling beside hat on ground.
He is accompanied by two Magi, one black, wearing full armor, with right hand raising lid to goblet held in left hand, the other, wearing hat and fur-trimmed garment, with left hand extending covered vessel. Another man, party visible from behind canopy over the mattress.
In foreground, table spread with knife, cup, round loaves, bowl and spoon, apple and books, and on ground covered vessels and canteen.

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